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year old girls myspace page. Where
else does one find a picture of
rainbows, sunshine, and butterflies?
It was a long day prior to the run. I had training today to learn to teach inmates how to be good public speakers so they can go give speeches about life in prison to high schoolers. This was a 4 hour training that required being at work several hours early in order to do the six hours of friving toand from the training site. When I got home I was exhausted!
I really didn't feel like running, but I knew I needed to. I remembered the day being decently warm while I was trapped in the car so I decided to go with shorts and a tech tee. I got Holly leashed up, hit start on the garmin, and headed out the door.
Once outside I just started running, no pace alarms, no ipod. It was 69 degrees (according to a bank clock I ran past) and sunny. Perect weather for me, not hot, not cold, no ear warmers needed! I deviated from the neighborhood and ran downtown. This required more traffic and some bigger hills than usual, but the big hills did not phase me and cars even seemed to stop for me to cross. "The Plan" called for 5 miles at a very easy 10:26 pace. I did not set the pace alarm or look at the garmin. I just ran. I did not have a planned route. I just ran. I made a loop around town, cut through a cemetery and headed home. Within 50 feet of my house my distance alert went off letting me know I had reached 5 miles, I looked at my pace and it was just under 10 minute miles. I ran faster than the plan called for and it didn't even feel like I was trying. Within minutes of my going in the house the sun went down, like it was like it was waiting on me to get done.
Perfect run- Perfect weather, perfect doggy, perfect effort, perfect route.
When was the last time the planets and stars aligned for you?